Institutional effectiveness at Moberly Area Community College is a recurring process of data collection, assessment, analysis, and action in support of the College’s mission and institutional purposes. Measures of institutional effectiveness are varied and comprehensive in scope. Information generated through the assessment processes ultimately provides the College and its constituents with a fuller understanding of its success in fostering excellence in learning and provides for informed decision-making.
With accountability at the forefront of higher education, assessment has become the integral core of institutional effectiveness. Assessment provides an opportunity for feedback, reflection, and improvement of teaching, learning, and support services across multiple levels, including the classroom, program, and institution level. The Missouri Assessment Consortium identifies three major purposes of assessment:
• Improvement of student learning and instruction
• Achievement of institutional mission
• Accountability for achievement of educational goals
Although assessment is integrated into the full scope of services offered by MACC, including academic services, administration, student affairs, institutional planning, and resource allocation, the focus of institutional assessment efforts is on student learning. Institutions are increasingly called upon by various constituents, including students, parents, legislators, and taxpayers, to validate the quality of education offered within their doors.
MACC is committed to continuous improvement of its instructional programs and support services to make students’ academic and personal experiences at MACC worthwhile and fulfilling. The links on this page provide an overview of the key data components collected and processes involved in institutional effectiveness at Moberly Area Community College.